Blizzard’s Overwatch came out of Beta in late May and was received with as much acclaim as any other Blizzard game. It’s been a few good weeks now where the general public was able to try the game out and the meta is starting to form. As such, there’s no time like the present to start perusing through Overwatch stats trying to find out who are the winning heroes and who are the less fortunate.
Master Overwatch is a fan-site that allows anyone who checks in to look at a lot more statistics than those the game shows by itself. Mainly because it doesn’t just show one user’s statistics but the statistics of every user who checked in. This mechanic has two advantages – the fansite doesn’t risk angering Blizzard too much by poking its nose too much, and if a user doesn’t want their stats known for any reason, they can just not use the website.
In regards to the website’s popularity, Master Overwatch currently has more than 0.8 million different users checked in out of a total of a little more than 7 million Overwatch players. It would seem that news got out and more than 10% of the whole player-base had curiosities.
So who is currently the most popular, the most picked, the most overpowered? Well, as always a certain high degree of skill sets decide that answer but for the bulk of the population, it’s Symmetra. Matches featuring Symmetra have a 61.8 percent winrate. She’s also the least popular hero to pick.
Least winning pick so far at least statistically seems to be Mercy with a 47.9 percent winrate who is the most popular pick. The contrast, of course, is logical since a popular support hero is still difficult to master. 0.8 million Overwatch stats are reconfirming what Blizzard initially stated about the game, that each class will have a different skill curve with support and specials being the most difficult to master.
However, the fact that that lowest statistical winrate of 47.9 percent means that even the worst players will still win 47 or 48 out of 100 matches if they just stick to one hero and try to get better. Overpowered Utility also does not guarantee an ultra-high winrate either.
Overall, it would seem that, for the time being, Blizzard has done a good job with Overwatch, at least according to the Master Overwatch stats website. In conclusion, I would just like to state that from the stats, Lúcio’s low skill curve-high reward style is more than obvious. Also, everybody hates Bastion but it still wins.
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